HDTV using MythTV
I am planning on doing HDTV using Myth TV. One backend and at least 2 frontends for now, expandable to 4 in future.
Can the experienced folks guide me on the hardware to choose for backend and frontends?
frontend does not need to have a DVD drive to play dvds; but just to play out on to HDTVs from backend, either live TV from ATT USERV(fiber optic cable service) or ripped recordings from backend. Also looking to have driveless, fanless CPU and graphics card , if possible.
backend needs to take cable HD output and feed to frontends, also analog TV, rip DVDs and BLURAY, and play them out.
What would be the best hardware choice that would work with MythTv today and also not being an overkill at the same time?
I have done Linux installations earlier so hoping that would not be a problem.
Also the Linux distribution that would allow exploring myth tv to its fullest in the backend, but not having all the other Linux OS features?
Maybe I am asking for too much, but please let me know how close we can come to this.